Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Since 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc that has become a benchmark for the variety in North America. Harvested from estate fruit as well as select Napa Valley vineyards, this rich and elegant Sauvignon Blanc is blended with Sémillon to add depth and complexity. Aged in 10% New French Oak and 90% Stainless Steel with 5 months sur lie, Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc Napa is typically made of 80-85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15-20% Sémillon.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a little youthfully closed to begin, revealing with coaxing fragrant lime blossom, yuzu and grapefruit scents plus hints of wet pebbles and mown grass. Medium-bodied, the palate has plenty of citrusy zest on offer with a racy backbone and chalky finish.
Wine EnthusiastBlended with 15% Sémillon, this is a large-production white that is earthy and sharply high-toned in grapefruit, guava and flint. Plenty of acidity boosts the midpalate of concentration and richness, finding balance in the end.
Wine SpectatorFresh citrus and Asian pear flavors are clean and bright, set on a light frame. A touch of apricot emerges on the finish. Drink now. 45,700 cases made. - MW